Blizzard Closes Michigan Auto Plants

Blizzard conditions in parts of Michigan have led General Motors and Chrysler to cancel shifts at their plants in the state.

DETROIT (AP) -- Blizzard conditions in parts of Michigan have led some businesses and auto manufacturing plants to close.

General Motors said the first shift at its Flint Assembly plant would not run Wednesday. WWJ-AM reports the automaker also has canceled first shift operations at the Orion Assembly and Warren Transmission plants.

Chrysler's operations in Michigan also have felt the effects of the storm, including parts shortages related to the blast of winter weather. The automaker has cancelled first shifts at several locations, including Jefferson North, Sterling Heights Assembly and Stamping, and Warren Truck Assembly.

Some other businesses closed early Tuesday or kept their doors shut Wednesday because of the storm.

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